I’ve previously shared on Overdrive my fond memories of ADESA’s high-performance Ride and Drive event with Dodge and Chrysler. Getting behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger SRT8 and taking it on the town was quite the adrenaline rush and an experience I won’t soon forget.
Much to my excitement, Dodge recently announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would be the most powerful production muscle car ever. The new Challenger comes equipped with an insane supercharged HEMI V-8 boasting 707-horsepower and has already been recorded finishing the quarter mile in just over 10 seconds, hitting speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour. Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT, revealed the horsepower numbers to Car and Driver this month in the video below.
The car also features a number of amazing performance apps, accessible right through the in-dash system.
An equally exciting announcement: the Hellcat with VIN 0001 will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas to help benefit the Opportunity Village organization of Las Vegas. The ADESA team has seen dozens of amazing, one-of-a-kind vehicles auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson with the proceeds going to many deserving charities throughout the country.
Here’s hoping this muscle car breaks records both on the track and the auction block.
Cover photo courtesy of drivesrt.com